Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Two New Cassettes

Cycles has been released by 905 Tapes, who previously released my Opening Act cassette, and Disrobed, Spitting Blood - previewed here - is out now on the Canadian label Scotch Tapes.

Get both directly from me for $13 ppd (USA) or $16 ppd (World). Paypal to ms [at] gmby.net

And if you are interested, I've also posted a clearing house list of items from the GMBY disto at make-offer prices on the Chondritic Sound board. Contact the same email above if you see anything you like.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monolith Dream (Against Monoliths)

Last night I had a dream I was a sculptor. My works looked like little piles of post-apocalyptic waste with R2D2-like droid features poking out here and there. Whenever someone criticized or spoke about one of my works (in any way - negative or positive), either a small object would be added to the sculpture or an arrow would pierce, sometimes shatter, the work.

As a response to this, I constructed an Skyscraper-esque monolith that absorbed and destroyed all the critical and communal debris. The final image I remember is of a magnitude of arrows impotently clinging to the top of the structure, which for some reason was in the shape of a Spartan helmet.

This dream moved me quite a bit. For years I have been a proponent of the open interpretation of my work (often leaving what I considered key elements as intentionally hazy as possible) but have begun slowly moving to conceptual areas in which the thematic parameters are more defined. I hope that, despite this, there will still be room for middle ground in the creator-listener relationship and that I don't become too much of an audio dictator. I don't really want to build monoliths. I just have some things I need to say.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Editions Shiflet Mixtape 04:
Unkool Thing

ES Mix 04 is an odd collection of tracks. It begins with one of my favorites, "Do Yourself a Favor and Forget" from the split LP with Mykel Boyd. Released in an edition of 100, the LP track is actually the most widely available work included here. Also in the mix are some compilation tracks, an outtake from a forthcoming collaboration with Raglani, and material from Blanco Niño, my duo with Brent Gutzeit. Enjoy.

01. Do Yourself a Favor and Forget
02. For Talbot
03. Kintetsu
04. Collab Outtake [with Raglani]
05. Swords in the Sand/Bitches No More (Excerpts)
06. Blanco Niño Track 5 [Blanco Niño]
07. Haiku for Painted Black Windows (Excerpt)

Download HERE

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Here's short-but-sweet live set from a August that featured the gentlemen from Wasteland Jazz Unit and Pete Fosco.